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I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z

I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z

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In this series, student researchers gather in the A to Z Career Lab to investigate various careers. Once they have all the information they need, they highlight the roles and responsibilities of each career. Using the alphabet as a guide, students expand their knowledge of possible career options.

A man sitting inside a machine. Caption: I'm an experimental aerodynamicist by training.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 1
5 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Person handling tubes of materials stacked in metal shelves. Caption: We study endangered plants and how to conserve them.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 2
3 minutes 57 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Woman working on the computer at a desk in an office setting with a calm look on her face. Caption. I write code myself.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 3
4 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Dental assistant wearing a surgical mask and latex gloves next to a tray with tools and supplies for teeth cleaning. Next to her, a person lies back in a dental chair in an office setting. Caption. We work in a dental office alongside dentists.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 4
4 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Two technicians inspecting an installation. Caption: And I am an indoor electrical wireman.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 5
3 minutes 38 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Closeup of a computer screen projecting the image of an editing platform. The image in the program is a pair of black running shorts with blue and red accent stripes. Caption. It looks like what the end garment will look like.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 6
5 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Person points at a computer screen showing numbered gene pairs. Caption. Where we do the genetic testing.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 7
5 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
River with forests banks and a sun setting in the sky. Caption: but they could work with the rivers,
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 8
3 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Woman smiling and looking down towards a laptop computer screen. She's seated at a communal desk in an office setting. Caption. To get their employees to be more satisfied.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 9
4 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Airplanes on the tarmac with activity around them. Caption: and it's a fast-paced environment.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 10
3 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Two women exercising with dumbbells. Caption: to make their bodies as strong as can be.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 11
3 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Woman wearing a business suit pulls a book down from a law library. Caption. Being a lawyer is all about solving problems.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 12
4 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Over the shoulder shot of a man looking at a gallery of photos on Facebook. Caption. These are great tools to use to market to people.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 13
5 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Nurse smiles and shakes the hand of a man who is seated on an exam table in a medical office setting. Caption. We order tests for patients, we do exams.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 14
4 minutes 58 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Ophthalmologist positions a phoropter over a person's eyes in a medical office setting. Caption. I can also perform surgeries in a hospital.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 15
5 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Wide shot of a swather moves towards camera through a field of grain. Caption. We inspect food from all across the world.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 17
5 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Over the shoulder shot of a man working on a laptop computer, projecting an image of a P, D, F. Caption. Here, we study products and brands.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 18
3 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Shadowy closeup of 2 forearms placing a stone at the corner of a structure. Caption. Which is stuck on to the block with mortar and a trowel.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 19
4 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Overhead view of a man writing on a log sheet. Also on the desk, a landline phone and computer mouse. Caption. I translate mostly legal documents.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 20
5 minutes 27 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Digital rendering. Aerial view of an intersection flanked by modern buildings, populated with pedestrians, and scattered with cars. Caption. We often use 3D modeling and computer-based software."
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 21
3 minutes 53 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
2 side-by-side canoes on the water. A man with a video camera gives a thumbs up to camera. His camera is pointed at a man rowing. In the other canoe, 3 men seated and 1 playing the guitar. Caption. A video producer is kind of like a storyteller.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 22
4 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
2 women in suits sit at a table next to each other. One shares a brochure and parts her lips in mid-speech. Caption. Our main goal is working with employers.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 23
4 minutes 39 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Side view of an X-ray technician holding up an image of a spine against an X-ray illuminator. Caption. So we take a lot of imaging of patients' bones.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 24
6 minutes 15 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
3 girls sit at an outdoor table with trays of soil while an adult stands at each end. Caption. Youth program directors get to work on teams as well.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 25
3 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8
Two fish swim underwater through underwater plant life. Caption: I specialize in fish and aquatic life.
I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z
Episode 26
5 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 8